John Boyega Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Films, Parents, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Girlfriend

January 29, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, a talented British actor and producer, has gained widespread recognition for his exceptional performances in various notable films.

In the Star Wars sequel trilogy The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, he had one of his most memorable performances as Finn.


  •  Full Name: John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega
  • Stage Name: John Boyega
  • Born: March 17, 1992
  • Age: 31 years
  • Birthplace: the vibrant Camberwell district of London
  • Nationality: London
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Parent: Samson Adegboyega
  • Siblings: 3 
  • Spouse: unknown
  • Children: unknown
  • Relationship: unkonwn 
  • Net worth: $8 million

Early life and education

John Boyega, the acclaimed actor known for his role in the Star Wars franchise, came into this world on March 17, 1992. His birthplace was the vibrant Camberwell district of London, where Nigerian parents Samson Adegboyega raised him. John’s cultural heritage undoubtedly influenced his upbringing and later shaped his remarkable career in the entertainment industry.

He embarked on his acting journey while studying at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School in Peckham, London. Later, in 2003, he commenced his secondary education at Westminster City School and actively engaged in various theatrical productions during his time there.

From 2008 to 2010, John Boyega decided to further his education by attending South Thames College’s Wandsworth campus. During this time, he dedicated himself to studying for a National Diploma in Performing Arts.

 Displaying his extraordinary talent and passion for acting, Boyega even took part in the college’s production of Othello, where he notably played the lead role. 

However, after completing his time at South Thames College, Boyega continued honing his skills and nurturing his career by enrolling at the University of Greenwich for a BA in media writing and film studies. 

Unfortunately, he made the difficult decision to leave university behind to focus entirely on pursuing opportunities in the acting industry that presented themselves to him.


John Boyega, a British actor, rose to prominence in his homeland for his role as a juvenile gang leader in the comic horror film Attack the Block (2011). 

Afterward, he went on to appear in various other movies, such as Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), The Circle (2017), and Detroit (2017). Additionally, he took on the role of Leroy Logan in Red, White, and Blue, which was part of Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe (2020), earning him a Golden Globe Award. Recently, he has been seen in The Woman King (2022) and will be featured in the upcoming film They Cloned Tyrone (2023).

One of his notable achievements was being among the few pioneering actors who bravely raised their voices against the unjust act of police brutality in the aftermath of the tragic demise of George Floyd in 2020. 

Furthermore, he has consistently utilized his platform to condemn and denounce racism within the film industry, proving to be an outspoken and influential advocate for change.

Awards and nominations

  • BAFTA Rising Star Award
  • Trophée Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival

He has also been nominated for the following awards:

  • BAFTA TV Award for Leading Actor for his role in Small Axe
  • Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor for his role in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Social Media

  • Instagram: @johnboyega 
  • Twitter: @JohnBoyega
  • Facebook: @JohnBoyegaOfficial 
  • Snapchat: johnboyega1

Personal Life

John Boyega, the talented actor, is renowned for his ability to keep his personal life under wraps. He values privacy and chooses not to disclose much information about his personal affairs. Although an eligible bachelor, he has not made any public declarations of romantic involvement and has yet to be romantically linked with anyone in the spotlight.


  • Attack the Block as Moses
  • Half of a Yellow Sun as Okey Ukeje
  • Imperial Dreams as Bambi
  • Detroit as Dismukes
  • The Circle as Tylor
  • Woyzeck as Woyzeck
  • Naked Singularity as Casi
  • The Woman King as King Ghezo
  • They Cloned Tyrone as Fontaine
  • The Test (upcoming) as Michael
  • The Freshening (upcoming) as Reese
  • Attack the Block 2 (upcoming) as Moses
  • Television
  • Small Axe as Leroy Logan
  • Tomorrow’s Monsters as Jack Locke
  • Serengeti (voice) as Narrator

Net Worth

John Boyega, a highly accomplished actor, has amassed an approximately $8 million net worth. This considerable wealth is primarily attributed to his thriving acting career, which has catapulted him to stardom.

 Boyega’s remarkable talent and undeniable charisma have been showcased in several blockbuster films, including the immensely popular “Star Wars” franchise.

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